Brave New Alps

Bianca Elzenbaumer bio

Since October 2022: vice-director, Center for Other Worlds, Lusófona University, Lisbon
Since July 2021:
co-president of CIPRA International, together with biologist Serena Arduino
April 2019 – December 2021 (60-80% part-time):
 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at EURAC Research (IT) – Institute for Regional Development – Secondment at Habitat Unit, TU Berlin (DE)
July 2016 – July 2021: Associate Professor in Design Research at Leeds Arts University (UK)
October 2017 – April 2018: Visiting fellow at EURICSE – European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises (IT)
September 2014 – June 2016: Research Fellow at Leeds Arts University
January 2014 – July 2014: Design Fellow, Akademie Schloss Solitude (DE)
January 2011 – December 2013: PhD Fellow, Design Department, Goldsmiths University of London

Since 2019

As part of the Feral Livelihood Coaching Collective, Bianca coaches people who want to give their eco-social practice a push

MA thesis tutoring at the Habitat Unit, TU Berlin (DE)
MA thesis tutoring on the MA in Eco-Social Design, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT) and on the MA in Transformation Design, University of Braunschweig (DE)
2018 – ongoing

Bianca tutors designers and community organisers through various traineeship arrangements

Bianca contributes with one module per year to the MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University
Brave New Alps have been teaching as project activators at Campus in Camps, an experimental study programme in the Dheisheh Refugee Camp, run by Al-Quds University/Bard College, occupied Palestinian territories
Bianca taught on the BA contextual studies course The Expanded Designer at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London
Bianca has been intensely teaching on the MA Design & Environment at Goldsmiths, University of London
Since 2008
we have been giving lectures and run workshops at the following institutions: Royal College of Art (MA Visual Communication and MA Architecture); Goldsmiths College (BA and MA Design); Central Saint Martins (BA Design); V&A/University of Brighton (Design Culture Salon); Casco, Utrecht; Leeds Metropolitan University (BA Graphic Arts & Design); London College of Communication (BA Graphic Design); Camberwell College of Arts (MA Graphic Design, BA Art, MA Art); Aarhus University; Edinburgh College of Art; University of the East of England, Bristol (BA and MA Graphic Design); Duale Hochschule Ravensburg (BA Media Design); Offenbach University of Art and Design (BA Design); TU Berlin (MA Architecture); University of Braunschweig (DE), Politecnico di Milano (MA Service Design); Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (BA Design); Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (PL); University of Leuven (BE); Istitut supérieure des arts de Toulouse (FR); Liverpool John Moore’s University (UK); Alpinarium Galtür (AUT), University of Toronto (CAN).

Forest Pedagogy Training with Pedagogia del Bosco – Ricerca e Formazione
Funded through the Marie Curie Fellowship

Permaculture Training with the Leeds Permaculture Network
Funded through Leeds Arts University
Ph.D. thesis at Goldsmiths, University of London, on precarious working conditions and designers’ potential in configuring de-precarising economic cultures
Funded through a scholarship of the hosting institution
PgCert in Management of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Goldsmiths, University of London
Funded through Goldsmiths as part of Bianca’s teaching contract
MA in Communication Art and Design from the Royal College of Art, London
Funded through scholarships of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol and scholarships of the hosting institution
PgCert/1st level MA in International Peacebuilding and Conflict Mediation from the University of Bologna (IT)
Funded through the European Social Fund
Training in home economics
Funded through my mum :)
BA in Design from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (IT)
Funded through scholarships of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol

• Bandiera Verde Legambiente for La Foresta, 2022
• NEB Prize, nomination of Forno Vagabondo, 2022
• Lush Spring Prize for Comunità Frizzante, 2021
• Hans Sauer Preis, 2nd place, 2018
• Times Higher Education Awards, shortlisted, 2018
• GAI Movin’ up, promotion of international mobility (IT), 2012
• MUSEION Art Prize, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, 2010

• Free University of Teremiski, Bialowieza Forest (PL), 2016
• A-I-R Laboratory, CSW – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (PL), 2014
• FDV Residency Program, Milan (IT), 2011
• A-I-R Laboratory, CSW – Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (PL), 2011
• Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency, Bethlehem (oPt), 2008